Hikes

Hike route sign in fall

–> SUMMER 2017 HIKES <--

All hikes are open to the public.

HIKE THE ELGIN – difficult
Sunday, June 25th – Note date change
Hike from the car wash to County Rd 45
Info: Loretta 5129-782-7550 for location and time

WALK IN ST. THOMAS – leisurely
Sunday, July 9th
Meet at Jumbo at 1:30pm
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

NATIONAL GET OUTSIDE DAY – leisurely
Friday, July 14th
Meet at the memorial arena on Wilson Ave at 6pm
Walk through Pinafore Park and around Lake Margaret
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

HIKE THE ELGIN – difficult
Saturday, July 15th
Hike from Paynes Mills to St. Thomas
Info: Loretta 519-782-7550 for location and time

HIKE LEADER CERTIFICATION
Wednesday, July 19th
Pinafore Park for workshop, costs paid by club.
Info: DJ 519-765-2029 or Cathy johnstone_cathy@hotmail.com to register

HEALTHY PARKS, HEALTHY PEOPLE – leisurely
Friday, July 21st
Meet at Port Burwell Provincial Park main gate at 3pm.
Admission is free for today.
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

FINGAL WMA HIKE – level 1, slow
Saturday, August 12th
Meet at main entrance on Fingal Rd at 9am.
Info: Al 226-271-7018

MYSTERY HIKE AND BARBEQUE
Saturday, August 19th
User Pay: $5 Proceeds back to the club
Info: Loretta 519-782-7550 for location and time

DUTTON/DUNWICH TRANSCANADA TRAIL
Saturday, August 26th
Meet at 7930 Iona Rd at 10am
Small celebration of Canada’s 150th year after
Info: Marg 519-762-2049


The EHTC and Hike Ontario’s rating system

The Level of Difficulty or Terrain

  • Level 1: Well-defined trails, gentle inclines. Hiking boots not required, but trails may be wet. Is suitable for beginners. This level is recommended for newcomers to club activities.
  • Level 2: Generally on trail. May be hilly, light bushwhacking, some rough spots or obstacles. Boots are recommended.
  • Level 3: Rough terrain with one or more of the following: extensive bushwhacking, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams, rock scrambling or other obstacles. Boots, Level 2 experience, and a high level of fitness essential. Long pants and sleeves recommended.

The Speed/Pace

  • Leisurely = less than 2 km/h
  • Slow = 2-3 km/h
  • Moderate = 3-4 km/h
  • Fast = 5 km/h or greater

Remember
To participate in an organized hike you need to be able to complete the specified length of the hike on your own or with your support person within the time allotted.